James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball is the first book to fully explore the life of the man known primarily for convincing folks that tossing a ball through a small hoop is great exercise. Written by Rob Rains and Helen Carpenter, James Naismith blends the usual account of the games invention with a full picture of the man’s ambition and his contributions to education. The forward is provided by Roy Williams. Early reviews suggest that both Billy Packer and Bob Knight think the work is excellent.

Releasing through Temple University Press just in time for NBA tip-off .

Available for pre-order from Amazon.

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